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Fallen out of love with your work? 9 Ways To Remodel Your Job ...

Fallen out of love with your work? 9 Ways To Remodel Your Job ... | Career Change | Scoop.it
In my latest career advice piece for Life Reimagined For Work, I share 9 ideas for rekindling waning interest on the job. ... Play the Field If it's not a career change but a new employer you crave, talk to your competitors.
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On the Job: It's OK to talk about yourself

On the Job: It's OK to talk about yourself | Career Change | Scoop.it
We're often told that if we want to get ahead in our careers, we must learn to promote ourselves.
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A Kick Start in Finding a Job That You Love - Mid Life Career Change for Women London UK | Moving from Employment to Self Employment | Confidence Building

A Kick Start in Finding a Job That You Love - Mid Life Career Change for Women London UK | Moving from Employment to Self Employment | Confidence Building | Career Change | Scoop.it
The number of women that are doing unfulfilling jobs never ceases to amaze me.
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Seth's Blog: The generous skeptic

Seth's Blog: The generous skeptic | Career Change | Scoop.it
If you've got a big idea, there's no doubt that you will run into skeptics along the way. Many skeptics are afraid for you, embrace the status quo, and in their twisted but well-intentioned way, will work to persuade you...

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Who are you listening to?

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AmazingPeople's curator insight, November 13, 2013 11:55 AM

Good advice, we should not surround ourselves with people you think like us, it really helps to have people to challenge us and to make us think more deeply.

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There's Not a Talent Shortage. You Just Stink at Hiring

There's Not a Talent Shortage. You Just Stink at Hiring | Career Change | Scoop.it
Hiring is a nightmare, and databases are partly to blame. Step away from the screen, and start talking to people.

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A Step-By-Step Plan To Change Your Career To Something You Love

A Step-By-Step Plan To Change Your Career To Something You Love | Career Change | Scoop.it
You know you're ready for career change, but how do you do it? Take these 5 steps to reinvent your career to something you'll love.
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Great advice on appraoching career change.

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Why Personality Trumps Passion In The Career Game | Inside Jobs

Why Personality Trumps Passion In The Career Game | Inside Jobs | Career Change | Scoop.it
“Follow your passion” is one of the most popular career mantras. Ever. The thinking goes if you have the courage to discover your true calling you will be happy. If you’re not brave enough you will...
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The Most Important Negotiation in Your Life

The Most Important Negotiation in Your Life | Career Change | Scoop.it
It's the one you have with yourself.
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Do you negotiate effectively...with yourself?

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Tips for Coping with Unemployment | Content Central

Tips for Coping with Unemployment | Content Central | Career Change | Scoop.it
In the past few years, employment has been a big issue. While we’re on the slow mend, unemployment remains a problem for many Americans.
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Step off your Stilettos: Job Satisfaction - Key to Work Life Balance

Step off your Stilettos: Job Satisfaction - Key to Work Life Balance | Career Change | Scoop.it
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Great advice on how to bring some balance back into your life.

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The Most Overlooked Interview Research Methods for Job Seekers

The Most Overlooked Interview Research Methods for Job Seekers | Career Change | Scoop.it

"When I was recruiting, my team and I could always tell when someone had done their homework on the company or not."

 

"If they didn’t do the research, they were out."

 

"In retrospect, it’s regrettable we even had to waste an interview on someone who didn’t investigate us and our mission thoroughly." by Lea McLeod

 

Read more: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/05/03/impress-with-5-overlooked-job-interview-research-methods/


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Tough words, but then the job is yours to loose it you don't do your homework...

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:27 PM

At first it may seem Lea as a hiring manager is being too tough. Then again, when you walk into an interview, the job is yours to loose.

 

The article provides some great insight into what to do before setting foot inside any company for an interview. Especially with all of the tools and resources available to scope out what a company does and why they are in the business they are in.

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, August 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Excellent article....thank you for sharing!!!

 

I could not agree further with the article, and the comments.  No matter how smart someone is, an interview is not the time to "wing it."  Doing your homework doesn't guarantee you will get the job; however, you will walk into the interview more confident and it increases the chances of you staying in the interview process.

 

Make it a great day!

Lynne M. Williams BS, MA, ABD★'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:09 PM

Get your techie on for job seeking!

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Job Seekers Interview Tip: Don’t Give Answers, Tell Stories

Job Seekers Interview Tip: Don’t Give Answers, Tell Stories | Career Change | Scoop.it

"Before a big interview, most people will spend time to prepare answers for likely interview questions. This is useful and can get you prepared for the basics."

"The trouble is that the interviewer is not looking for answers that are already on your resume, they want to hear something that adds to it."

 

"You have to realize that a successful interview isn’t a cross examination, it’s a conversation. If you want to break out of the question/answer ping pong match, you should aim to sprinkle in some interesting information about yourself in the shape of stories."

 

"The human brain is hard wired to remember stories, not just the words but the visuals that went through the listeners head as well. Marketers make very clever use of stories to sell products and services and so should you."

 

by Jorgen Sundberg

 

Read more: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/interview-tip-tell-stories-not-answers-7-stories-prepare-now/


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:54 PM

Jogen provides numerous examples of stories you can tell in an interview.

 

As with any story, practice is recommended and try to come up with the best stories to tell about yourself. Regardless how good you are at telling stories, even a bad story comes out poorly.

 

Think about how many times you've walked away from a conversation at a party where the reason you moved on was having to listen to really bad stories.

 

The other hint is to make sure every story has a point and get to it quickly. Ideally, every story you tell in an interview should be less then 90 seconds. If the hiring manager is interested, you will hear these words, "tell me more."

 

 

Lynne M. Williams BS, MA, ABD★'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:05 PM

Become a story teller in your interview preparations!

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How To Begin Freelancing To Quit Your Job |

How To Begin Freelancing To Quit Your Job | | Career Change | Scoop.it
Don't quit your day job until you are sure freelancing is right for you. We share a few ideas on maintaining your job while starting your own business.

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How To Prove Your Best Skills During An Interview | Come Recommended

How To Prove Your Best Skills During An Interview | Come Recommended | Career Change | Scoop.it
The key to a successful interview is being able to provide your skills to hiring managers.
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7 mistakes that make your professional resume – and you – look old

7 mistakes that make your professional resume – and you – look old | Career Change | Scoop.it
Is your professional resume saying the wrong thing about you?
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2014 Resume Job Search Trends

2014 Resume Job Search Trends | Career Change | Scoop.it
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Great tips on the direction that CVs and recruitment practices are going.

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OCS's curator insight, February 18, 2014 10:34 AM

Job search and resume trends for 2014!

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Do you ask the question, ‘help me, I hate my job?’

Do you ask the question, ‘help me, I hate my job?’ | Career Change | Scoop.it
Do you ask the question, ‘help me, I hate my job?’ I’m hearing it more and more, but it’s not always easy to get a new job.
 
 Why do you hate your jo(...)

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Career change from chemistry teacher to yoga instructor

Career change from chemistry teacher to yoga instructor | Career Change | Scoop.it
MIGHT be hard to imagine two more different careers than scientist and yoga teacher.
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See, career change really is possible!

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21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People

21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People | Career Change | Scoop.it
Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.
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Great tips on how to be happy.  What more do you need?

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How to make a career change into sustainability management

How to make a career change into sustainability management | Career Change | Scoop.it
For starters, most companies tend to hire from within.
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Five tips for changing career directions - Nooga.com

Five tips for changing career directions - Nooga.com | Career Change | Scoop.it
Five tips for changing career directions
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And she said that's what anyone who is looking to make a career change should do. "Take a good, hard look at what your true passions are in life," she said.
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Career change for better

Career change for better | Career Change | Scoop.it
FORMER hospitality worker Katherine Barnes decided she wanted to spend more time with her child rather than working long hours into the night.
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Great to read another story that shows career change really is possible.

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Underemployment is

Underemployment is | Career Change | Scoop.it
If you spend as much time as I do studying employment trends, then you know there's a new employment crisis brewing. The number of people who are "underemployed" is rising. The basic
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A great review of the current employment landscape.

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5 Secrets of Networking for Job Seekers

I. PREPARATION II. WORK THE ROOM III. NETWORKING TOOLS IV. BUILD MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS V. BUILD AND MAINTAIN CONNECTIONS

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Very sensible advice.  Networking does not have to be scary and it is an essential tool in the job seekers toolkit!

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:17 AM

If you are looking for more then a quick article on networking, take some quality time to review this slideshare deck. Yes, it is long, yet it is written as a complete workshop on how to network.

 

 

Cruise Line Class's comment, August 4, 2013 12:41 PM
Very useful....thank you!
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The Top 25 Companies For Work-Life Balance

The Top 25 Companies For Work-Life Balance | Career Change | Scoop.it
Achieving the elusive “work-life balance” is no easy feat—but many of America’s biggest and brightest corporations are aware of this issue, and some are even offering perks to ensure their employees maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
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Great to see some companies taking work-life balance seriously for men and women.

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